“Excellent food, service & atmosphere”
“We tried from appetizer to dessert and loved every dish!”
“do have to agree with some of the previous reviews that the service is slow, but it's slow like it is in Europe - a really nice, relaxing atmosphere where you get to enjoy the time with the people you're with, drink your wine, and let your food settle b”
“Service was incredible and very inviting, make sure you ask about the specials offered each night they are very different and better then some of th usual indian style food on the menu”
“The owner, Mirza, is friendly and offers lots of menu suggestions for first-timers.”
“PLUS: Really great food, good prices, comfortable place, sincerely nice owner, validated by Food Network.”
“We will be back time and time again for this awesome Indian food -- some of the best we have had down here in Atlanta served in a relaxing, homestyle atmosphere with unbeatable customer service.”
“love good service and a gracious maitre'd as much as anyone, but I also believe there is a time to "back-off" and let individuals enjoy their meal.”
“did not finish my dish (the portions are huge) and I am going to try to improve on the salt/spice to see how different it becomes.”
“The service can be slow which does effect the stars given.”
Favorite place in Atlanta to eat..
This is the best food you can get in Atlanta for such a great place. I've been there about 15 times, and every time I go....it's the best.
The dhaang shaag dish is soooo yummy, as well as the vindaloo.
I went with another person and we ordered 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, bread, rice, and mango chutney...all for $30 bucks!!!
I send everyone to Panahar
Best Indian/Bangladeshi food BY FAR. this food is like HOME COOKING. this is as good as bengali/bangladeshi food gets. and the buffet is a steal. I suggest people ask for the lamb dish made with green mangoes that is off the menu, it is so good. the saag and veg items are also on point.
Authentic Bangladeshi buffet. Food is fantastic - fresh, authentic and well-prepared. The warm nan bread goes with everything - come hungry and you won't be disappointed. Great service, great value.
Be careful ...all Indian restaurants are rated 4 or more on 5.
There is no Indian restaurant that does not have a 4 / 4.5 star review. Pl be careful. We are an unethical breed of people and inflate our ratings. Least realising that all indian restaurants end up being 4.5 on 5. Pl use word of mouth and personal discretion to visit all of these restaurants.
I wish health and happiness in yr experimentation with food.
Good food and good service.
My girlfriend and I went for dinner last night and the owner greeted us and told us that there was no alcohol served there, but there was no uncorking fee. He also helped my girlfriend choose a dish by asking her what she liked and didn't like. She ended up ordering something that wasn't on the menu at his suggestion, saying that the best things were not on the menu. She enjoyed her meal of spinach and garbanzo beans, and my Tandoori lamb was great as well.
My only minor issue with the restaurant was that they charge for small things that most other places include with an entree or appetizer, such as naan or the raita garnish, though I guess it makes sense to not have to pay for them in the price of the meal if they are not wanted.
Also, if it is your first trip there, you receive a coupon good for 25% off any future dinners for the next two months, which was nice.
Outstanding. This is a very good restaurant. We usually get the Chicken Tikka Marsala and a Lamb dish and it never disappoints. They do not have a liquor license, so remember to BYOB. The service can be slow which does effect the stars given.
Great Bangladeshi food, Attentive staff, BYOB.
We just got back from an awesome dinner at Panahar. We got there at around 8pm on a Saturday night and it was pretty busy, but not packed and we were seated in just a couple of minutes. Our waiter was very friendly, and the owner, Mirza, was very attentive. He really wants everything to be impeccable, and to get to know you and make you feel welcome.
We started off by sharing the shrimp appetizer (shrimp poori) and it was scrumptios! It was probably the best appetizer I've had in my entire time in Atlanta (3 years). It had 4 large shrimp and sauteed vegetables and you wrap it in their special poofy bread. It had such great flavors.
Then we shared beef Dhaan-shaag ($11) and chicken Shaag Maang-sho ($10). They Dhaan-shaag was my favorite. I loved the flavors. It was a recommendation of our waiter and I was sketchy about it since it doesn't have any vegetables in it and it's described as sweet and sour and spicy, but it was really tasty.
And the fact that you can BRING YOUR OWN ALCOHOL and there's no corkage fee is so nice on the wallet. We brought a bottle of wine, and the people next to us brought beer, which they put in a cold fridge in the back for them and brought it out as needed.
I do have to agree with some of the previous reviews that the service is slow, but it's slow like it is in Europe - a really nice, relaxing atmosphere where you get to enjoy the time with the people you're with, drink your wine, and let your food settle before the next course comes. This definitely wouldn't be the place to go if you're in a hurry. Although I would imagine their takeout is quick.
We will be going back for sure. This is one of our favorite finds in Atlanta!
Excellent food, service & atmosphere. My husband and I found Panahar's on City Search and were not disappointed! The service is warm and friendly and the food is delicious. What a plus that we can bring in our own favorite wine! We have always gone during dinner time but today I took a friend to the lunch buffet. The prices are extremely fair and the food was well seasoned, hot(temperature), and there was a good selection for the money. We will definitely continue eating at this outstanding establishment and we will bring our friends.
If you are looking for a dining experience where you feel like you are the personal guest of the restaurant owner in his own home, with amazing food and unbeatable customer service, then Panahar is the place for you. Don't let the location fool you! Tucked into a strip mall on Buford Highway this place is easily one of the best dining experiences we have had in Atlanta.
On a recent Tuesday evening we were greeted at the door by the owner who introduced himself and took the opportunity to learn our names while showing us to a cozy booth. He walked us through the menu and helped us to choose the best options based on what we like and don't like, although I can't imagine that ANYTHING at this place wouldn't taste amazing.
Don't forget to bring your own Beer or Wine with you! This place is BYOB, which means you can choose your favorite and bring it with you with NO CORKING FEE! Although this is popular in a lot of other cities, you can't find that here in Atlanta! No overspending on beer and wine with your meal for something that may not be exactly what you like!
We will be back time and time again for this awesome Indian food -- some of the best we have had down here in Atlanta served in a relaxing, homestyle atmosphere with unbeatable customer service. Go!
Top 10 Best Restaurant in Atlanta. This is one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. The service is amazing. The food is delicious. I have been to Panahar several times and I have never been disappointed. I have not tried the lunch buffet, but the dinner menu is incredible. I am a vegetarian and there are tons of veggie options. The waitstaff always offers helpful suggestions and often makes me dishes that are not on the menu. This place is especially great for a group of friends who want to have good conversation (the place is quiet), drink good wine (your own!), and eat good food that is inexpensive. Give the dinner menu a try!
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